ABSECON â€“ City Council, the Planning Board and Mayor John Armstrong will hold a combined special meeting next week to discuss the impact of the revised FEMA advisory base flood elevation maps on property owners.
The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 in council chambers at the Municipal Complex, 500 Mill Road.
City Administrator Terry Dolan encouraged all to come out and learn about the impact of the Federal Emergency Management Agencyâ€™s new base flood elevation maps on their properties.
City Planner Stuart Wiser of Remington, Vernick and Walberg will give a brief presentation and provide up-to-date information to city leaders and residents, Dolan said.
Residents living in flood-prone areas may find the meeting informative, he said.
Absecon is applying for FEMA mitigation funds to assist homeowners with the cost of elevating certain homes, according to Dolan. Residents whose homes are located in areas prone to flooding are advised to consider this funding opportunity.
A copy of the new advisory base flood elevation map is available for inspection in the Municipal Complex. It can also be viewed online at www.region2coastal.com/sandy/abfe.
There is no guarantee of funds being awarded, Dolan said. If funds are awarded, the homeowner would be responsible for 25 percent of the costs to elevate the home, and FEMA would fund 75 percent.
To be considered for funding, property owners are advised to send their name, the address, block and lot of the property, and contact information to the city by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.
Dolan may be reached by phone at (609) 641-0663, ext. 103.
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